Was your house built before the 1960s? If so, the old plumbing is probably on its last leg. Piping installed over 60 years ago is often made of galvanized steel. As it ages, galvanized plumbing begins to corrode on the inside, reducing water pressure as a result. The hot water pipes are always the first to go. If you notice the hot water flowing slower than the cold water, that’s a sign of rusted galvanized pipes begging to be replaced.
The water supply lines aren’t the only ones affected by age. Sewer lines can also become root-bound, disconnected, or crushed as the soil shifts over time, causing frequent toilet clogs and sewer backups. These plumbing problems are especially likely if the pipes are made of World War II-era materials like cast iron, clay, or Orangeburg.
The good news is you can install new piping in an older home. Repiping is less stressful than you might think—the job can often be completed in a single day! Consider the benefits of installing new pipes to help you decide if it’s time to schedule house repiping in Orem or Draper.
- Increased home value: Expect to recoup your piping investment in the form of increased resale value. In fact, depending on the condition of your pipes, it may be necessary to replace them before you can sell your home at all.
- Improved appliance performance: Maybe it’s not your dishwasher’s fault that the plates don’t come clean. And the toilet might not be to blame for clogging easily. A plumbing inspection can reveal whether your pipes are contributing to poor appliance performance. If so, repiping could be the key to improving functionality.
- Improved water pressure: Perhaps you have gotten used to lackluster showers, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether corrosion or leaks are affecting the water flow, repiping your home can restore water pressure to its full potential.
- No more rust: Corroded pipes don’t just affect your water pressure—they also cause a health hazard. Orange water flowing from the tap is a sure sign of trouble. By replacing your pipes with a modern material like cross-linked polyethylene (PEX), you’ll never have to worry about rusty water ever again.
- Reset your plumbing’s lifespan: Galvanized metal pipes are only meant to last 20 years. If yours have greatly surpassed their lifespan, replace them with PEX pipes that can last 100 years or more. Just imagine—no more hidden leaks or costly repairs for the next century!
Parley’s PPM Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling provides professional home repiping services in Orem and Draper, UT. We install the most advanced piping materials available, including PEX pipes, to solve your plumbing woes once and for all.
If you notice wear and tear from your hot or cold water pipes, give us a call today at 801-226-3033 if you live in Utah County, or reach us at 801-229-2665 if you’re a Salt Lake County , and one of our experienced plumbers will perform a complete plumbing inspection. We’ll only recommend repiping if we determine that it’s the most appropriate solution.